Happy 2011 everyone! I hope all of your holidays were filled with delicious food and fabulous people and a little bit of relaxing. I had a whirlwind two weeks, visiting family and friends, and getting my life in order after a pretty intense semester of school. But I’m settled at home, and my apartment is clean, and I’m taking the time to cook things that I can take for lunch in the coming week, which makes me feel much more ready to sit down and start thinking about the year ahead.
Being a knitter who loves the internet, I come across amazing projects every day that I’d love to make, and I find myself having trouble keeping track of all the coolest ones. So, inspired by the list of the same name at make something, my list of crafty things I want to do someday soon.
These aren’t really resolutions, because the idea of finishing all of these in 2011 is just ridiculous – I’m thinking of them more like crafty pipe dreams.
· Sew an a-line skirt that fits me well.
· Sew a double-bed-sized quilt top (Done, January 2012)
· Hand quilt a double-bed-sized quilt.
· Design a sweater
· Sew a reusable bag big enough for groceries.
· Sew/quilt a mat for the cat to sleep on in her cubby.
· Embroider something in a hoop to hang on the wall.
· Learn to crochet
· Crochet a granny square blanket. (Done, June 2011)
· Knit at least two sweaters that are classy enough to wear to work. (Sweater One done, December 2011)
· Knit a blanket big enough to curl up with on the couch.
· Spin enough consistent, well-spun yarn to make a sweater.
· Knit a sweater out of my handspun.
· Finish a pair of fairisle mittens for myself. (Done, Feb 2011)
So I’m in Halifax right now, relaxing on my generous, benevolent host’s couch while he’s at work. Since my last entry I have, in fact, started and finished an entire Ishbel, which for the record is the single fastest shawl in the entire world. (Although being trapped with it on an train for 30 hours may have had something to do with how quickly it seemed to go by.) Anyway. It’s done, and I’ve actually started a second one (out of yarn from The Loop! I love The Loop!) but I don’t have my camera cable with me, so I can’t show you how pretty and finished it is until next week.
I can, however, talk about other things I want to be knitting in the future.
Also on the wishlist, but not pictured because I have my own patterns in mind, I’d like to make myself a giant, hideous tea cozy (for my teapot, obviously) and gift-knit a pair of flip-top mittens for my dad for Christmas.